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Donald Trump is benefitting from anxiety over terrorism, according to polls. And some Republicans are so concerned about his lead, they’re considering a brokered convention next July.

Turning to local politics, we talk to L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer about the possibility of the city seizing foreclosed, dilapidated homes.

Then, U2’s The Edge just won approval to build five homes on a Malibu cliffside. What changed from his previously rejected plans?

In our Friday film segment, The Big Short, Legend and more.

And finally, Madeleine goes into the field to tell the saga of the Triforium, L.A.’s most misunderstood piece of public art.

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Trump Focus Group 9 MIN, 21 SEC

A New York Times/CBS News poll that came out this week finds Americans are more concerned about terrorist attacks than at any time since 9/11. And, among Republican voters, Trump is the beneficiary of these concerns. The latest national polls have him at about 30 percent, twice his nearest competitors: Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Marco Rubio. That has the Republican establishment concerned. The Washington Post reported today that some leading Republicans met to discuss the serious possibility of a brokered convention next July.

Kenneth Vogel, New York Times (@kenvogel)

L.A. Foreclosures 7 MIN, 34 SEC

The great recession may be over, but we’re still dealing with its aftermath. This week, the Los Angeles city council approved a plan that would make it easier for the city to seize foreclosed homes that are dilapidated. These are bank-owned homes. The mayor still needs to approve the plan, but it would be City Attorney Mike Feuer’s job to execute it.

Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney (@Mike_Feuer)

The Edge's Controversial Land Deal 6 MIN, 4 SEC

One Malibu dream home might be enough for Barbie, but it’s not enough for U2’s David Evans, aka “The Edge.” For nearly a decade he’s been trying to get permission to build five homes and a swimming pool along an undeveloped ridge in Malibu. But he had trouble clearing regulatory and environmental hurdles. This week, however, he finally prevailed. The California Coastal Commission voted to allow The Edge to go forward with his plan. What changed?

Adrian Glick Kudler, Curbed LA (@curbedLA)

Friday Film: 'The Big Short,' 'Legend' and More 10 MIN, 46 SEC

It’s a hunky white dude fest at the movies this weekend, with the release of The Big Short, Legend and other new titles. We discuss what’s new in theaters today in our regular Friday film segment.

Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood (@MovieMantz)
Matt Atchity, Rotten Tomatoes (@Matchity)

The Comeback of L.A.'s Most Misunderstood Artwork: The Triforium 13 MIN, 8 SEC

The Triforium is a giant, psychedelic sculpture downtown, across the street from city hall. When it was unveiled 40 years ago today, its artist thought it would become the Eiffel Tower of Los Angeles, an iconic symbol of the city. Instead, it was ridiculed and allowed to fall into disrepair. But now there’s a plan to bring it back. Madeleine goes into the field to tell the saga of L.A.’s most misunderstood piece of public art.

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